A diesel fuel spill has entered Pierce’s water supply.


We learned of the diesel spill from the City of Pierce Maintenance Department on March 22, 2021. It has affected the water supply.

What should I do? What does this mean?

• If any petroleum products were ingested, symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. If you experience one or more of these symptoms and they persist, contact your doctor.

• If you have a severely compromised immune system, have an infant, are pregnant, or are elderly, you may be at increased risk and should seek advice from your health care providers about this drinking water.

What is being done?

The City is cleaning the spill according to recommendations of the State of Idaho. The source of the contaminant is currently bypassed so no more will enter the system. The City will be testing the water frequently so we will know when it is safe to drink. Do not give water to pets or animals.

We will inform you when you can drink your water. Please conserve water by limiting laundry and bathing. See updates on the City of Pierce Facebook page and website at www.cityofpierce.com. We are passing out notices door-to-door.

For more information, please contact City Hall at 208-646-2222 or 404 S. Main Street, Pierce, ID 83546. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of impact are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

*Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.*

This notice is being sent to you by The City of Pierce.

State Water System ID#: 218007

Date distributed: March 23, 2021


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